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Wigan gas works   Views: 1054
Gas works   Comments: 4
Photo: Keith Beckett   Item #: 29667  
Gas works

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  The retort house at the old gas works.This was the building to the right of the gasometers on an earlier photo.  

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Comments by RON HUNT, 21st August 2017  
Thanks for the photo Keith. Obviously whilst living in Spring Street and walked into town, down Darlington Street, I must have seen this hundreds of times, but I cant remember it?

Comments by Kevan (taylork54), 22nd August 2017  
This Retort house was built around 1948 to replace a much smaller in area and very much lower Retort that was located between this house and the main line ( to the left of the house )
I got some very grainy shots of the construction taking place from the History shop a few years ago. This is a far better quality shot

Comments by AH, 22nd August 2017  
RON:I can not remember the building either;i used to walk from poolstock to my grandmothers in silver st in the 1950s;but it must have there

Comments by Carl, 22nd August 2017  
My nan used to live on Warrington lane, and we used to walk down past the Gas works 2 -3 times a week. All the fire and the smoke used to be so frightening to a 5 year old.

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